Tag: Campbell

Baldi’s game-winner sends Gilford to quarterfinals

It wouldn’t be the Division III boys tournament without a little Golden Eagle magic, right? Four-time defending state champion Gilford kept its playoff hopes alive as Brendan Baldi connected on the go-ahead three-point with three seconds on the clock to give #9 Gilford a 53-50 upset win at #8 Campbell on Tuesday night.

The two squads were close throughout as Gilford took a one-point lead to halftime, 25-24. The Golden Eagles pushed their lead to 10 after three quarters and looked poised to close the game out, but the host Cougars clawed their way back to tie the game at 50-50, setting up Baldi’s dramatics.

Gilford was paced by a game-high 16 points from Mark Uicker, while Baldi and Logan Grant netted 11 and 10, respectively. Hunter Henderson led Campbell with 15 points.

The Golden Eagles advance to the quarterfinal round to take on top seeded Conant on Friday. The Cougars’ season comes to a close at 10-8.

Check out the full photo gallery by Dave Beliveau…

Conant survives at Campbell, improves to 16-0

Undefeated Conant kept its win streak alive as the Orioles survived a scare at Campbell on Friday night in Litchfield, 40-38.

In a hotly contested game throughout, Conant took a 28-26 lead to the half. Defense was the name of the game in the third quarter as the Orioles held the Cougars scoreless and hung on for the victory.

Manny Hodgson led Conant with 13 points, while Jordan Nagle added 12. Campbell was led by a game-high 15 points from Tucker Matthews and 11 from Jashawn Hawkins.

With the win, Conant improves to a division-best 16-0, while Campbell falls to 7-7.

Check out photos of the action by Jill Stevens…

Hopkinton downs Campbell, moves to 11-1

Hopkinton held hold Campbell to just 12 first-half points en route to a 48-25 victory on Tuesday night.

The Hawks were led by 10 points apiece from Lizz Holmes and Sydney Westover. The Cougars were paced by 9 points from Haley Swanson.

With the win, Hopkinton improves to 11-1 on the season, while Campbell falls to 4-9.

Check out photos of the action by our Jill Stevens…

D-IV Profile goes on the road, cruises past D-III Campbell

The Profile boys went up a division and put another notch in their belt as the D-IV Patriots cruised past D-III Campbell, 67-48, on Monday night.

Profile jumped out to a 19-8 lead after one quarter of play and took a 14-point lead to the break. Campbell would win the 3rd quarter by three points, but the Patriots salted things away in the 4th as they pumped in 22 points.

Alex Leslie paced Profile with 21 points, while Josh Robie (19), Cayden Wakeham (12) and Karsen Robie (11) also chipped in with double digits. The Cougars were led by 14 points from Tucker Matthews and 12 from Austin McHugh.

The Patriots remain perfect as they improve to 12-0 on the season, while Campbell, who entered the game in sixth place in D-III, fall to 7-5.

Check out photos of the action by our Jill Stevens…

Quick-start propels Kearsarge past Campbell

LITCHFIELD – Kearsarge came out firing on Friday night as they connected on five first-quarter three pointers and went on to defeat host Campbell, 49-41.

Tessa Marinello and Jada Kendrigan both pumped in a game-high 12 points for Kearsarge, while Campbell was led by 9 points from LeAnn Ramos.

Check out the full gallery of the action by Dave Beliveau…

Campbell rolls past Newport

Fifth-seeded Campbell pumped in 25 points in the second quarter and 23 in the third to roll to a 79-62 victory over #12 Newport in first round action of the NHIAA Boys Basketball Division III State Tournament on Tuesday night. 

The Cougars were led by Colton Martel’s 25 points and 15 apiece from Austin McHugh and Jackson Kanaley. 

Kayden LaClair netted a team-high 25 points for the Tigers, while Aaron Fellows (17) and Kyle Ashley (12) both had double-digit performances as well. Newport’s season ends at 7-10.

Campbell (13-4) will take on #4 Hopkinton on Friday in quarterfinal play.

Check out the full gallery by Todd Grzywacz of Stonewall Photography…

D-III Boys First Round Preview

By: KJ Cardinal

The 2023 NHIAA Boys Basketball Division III State Tournament gets underway tonight with a six-pack of first round games around the state. Let’s take a look at all six match-ups as we get ready for the action…

#9 Belmont at #8 Conant

The ninth-seeded Belmont Red Raiders hit the road to take on #8 Conant at 6:00 pm. The Orioles defeated the Red Raiders, 48-32, back on January 24th in the only meeting between the two this season. 

Conant’s Jared Nagle leads the way for Eric Saucier’s squad with 12.8 ppg. The Red Raiders, under first-year head coach Tony Martinez, are paced by Keegan Martinez’s 15.7 ppg.

Belmont’s looking to advance to the quarterfinals for the first time since 2021, while Conant last made a trip to the quarters in 2020.

#13 Inter-Lakes at #4 Hopkinton

Inter-Lakes and Hopkinton will meet for the first time this season tonight as the #13 Lakers hit the road to take on the #4 Hawks at 7:00 pm. 

Hopkinton, the 2021 Division III runner-up, started off the season with eight straight wins, but has dropped three of their final four games and enter the tournament with a 12-4 mark. The Hawks are paced by Marek Joppa (14.8 ppg) and Will Tanuvasa (12.8).

The Lakers come into the tourney with a 6-10 mark and are led Owen Brown’s 14.1 ppg. 

#12 Newport at #5 Campbell

The 12th-ranked Tigers make the trip to Litchfield to take on #5 Campbell tonight at 6:30 pm in the first meeting between the two this season. 

The Cougars enter the tourney with a 12-4 mark and are riding a six-game win streak. With wins over #4 Hopkinton and at #8 Conant during that stretch, head coach Justin DiBenedetto’s squad appears to be playing their best basketball at the right time.

With seven wins on the season, Newport has equaled their win total from the previous five seasons combined. Do-it-all senior Kayden LaClair is the straw that stirs the drink for Rob Clark’s squad as he averages 19.8 ppg and can change the game on the defensive end of the floor.

#10 Monadnock at #7 Winnisquam

The seventh-ranked Winnisquam Bears welcome #10 Monadnock to Tilton tonight at 7:00 pm. The two have not met yet this season. 

The Bears, led by the divisions top scorer Anthony Boomer (21.5 ppg), dropped their season finale at Stevens, but have won 10 of their last 13 games and enter the tourney with an 11-5 mark.

The Huskies are riding a season-long, four-game win streak as they enter the tourney with a 8-10 record. Evan Dumaine leads the way for Monadnock with 19.6 ppg.

#14 Berlin at #3 Mascoma

While the scheduling snafu that disqualified White Mountains from tournament play was unfortunate, it made way for #14 Berlin to sneak into the tourney’s final spot and will head to third-ranked Mascoma Valley at 7:00 pm. 

The Royals are currently on a nine-game win streak with big wins during that stretch over #4 Hopkinton and #6 Stevens. Silas Ayres’ squad is led by Zach Thompson (18.6 ppg) and looks to get the quarterfinal round for the fourth-straight season. Just five days ago, the Royals cruised to a 68-35 win at Berlin.

The Mountaineers (5-12) started the season with two victories and ended the season with a win over #11 Somersworth, but in between they were just 2-12. Jeremiah Dow (15.2) and Haden Poulin (11.7) both average double digits for head coach Jesse Arsenault’s team.

#11 Somersworth at #6 Stevens

Sixth-ranked Stevens plays host to #11 Somersworth tonight at 7:00 pm.

The Cardinals enter the tourney with a 12-4 record and have won six of their last seven, including three straight. Hunter LaRocque paces Stevens with 14.3 ppg.

The Hilltoppers are currently on a four-game skid and have dropped seven of their last nine. But, head coach Leon Shaw’s squad has some weapons in the backcourt with Aiden Heffron (15.7 ppg) and Dominic Starr (13.0).

Saints down Cougars on the road

In a meeting between two of the top teams in Division III, St. Thomas went on the road and defeated Campbell, 76-62, on Thursday night.

A.J. Reinertson netted 26 points and Brady Rogers added 21 to pace the Saints to the victory. Will Mollica chipped in with 14.

The Cougars were led by a game-high 31 points from Colton Martel, while Austin McHugh tallied 12.

St. Thomas improves to 6-1 on the season, while Campbell falls to 6-3.

Check out the highlights by our own Tim Lee…

Campbell earns come-from-behind win over Conant

The 5-2 Campbell Cougars and the 5-2 Conant Orioles met up on Monday night and the Cougars earned a come-from-behind 44-35 victory over the visiting Orioles.

It was somewhat of a slugfest in Litchfield as both teams combined for just 10 first quarter points and Campbell took a 21-18 lead at the half. Conant later took a one-point lead to the fourth quarter, 30-29, but the final stanza belonged to the host Orioles as they came back to secure the victory.

J Breton pumped in eight points, including two threes, to close out the win for Conant as they held Campbell to just six fourth-quarter points.

The Cougars were paced by a trio of double-figure scorers in Jack Breton (14), Austin McHugh (10) and Jayshawn Hawkins (10), while the Orioles were led by Jared Nagle’s 10 points. 

Check out the full photo gallery of the action from Cindy Lavigne of Lavigne’s Live Shots…